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IPI calls on Venezuelan interim government to ensure respect for press freedom

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on the Venezuelan interim government to respect press freedom, refrain from any form of harassment of opposition media, and ensure the safety of journalists in the upcoming presidential election. The vote, to be held on April 14, will be a crucial test for the state of press freedom […]

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Venezuelan government tightens grip on dissent

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the International Press Institute (IPI) have expressed their grave concern as Venezuela’s main private TV channel Globovisión faces the possibility of closure as a result of an exorbitant fine and a freezing of its assets by the Supreme Court. WAN-IFRA’s press freedom mission to Caracas […]

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Venezuela: The fragile environment of information

The upcoming presidential elections on October 7th could mark a pivotal moment in the contemporary history of Venezuela. The prelude to this event has been marked by a dangerous series of conflicts between supporters and opponents of the current regime, whose consequences often limit the right to inform and be informed. The year 2012 began […]

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Venezuelan hackers intimidate reporters

The International Press Institute is concerned about the recent hacking of journalists’ and news outlets’ Twitter accounts, both in Venezuela and in the United States. On 3 September, three critical Venezuelan journalists, three columnists and five opposition activists were unable to access their Email and Twitter accounts because their passwords had been stolen, EFE reported. […]

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